After word got out Monday that Jay Park was offered a movie role, it has just been confirmed today that the former 2PM member will play the main character in the movie “Hype Nation”
According to an industry source, “(Jay) Park and the film’s producer Young Lee have been friends for a long time. From what I know, Lee had offered the role to Jae-beom back when he was working as 2PM and recently asked him again”.
After leaving Korea last year due to the controversy, Jay Park is expected to return this June for filming, as an estimated 70% of the film takes place in Korea.
Jay will play the main character in the movie “Hype Nation”, which is a story about Asian and Western b-boys. There have been rumors that the female lead will be played by a current Korean girl group member. The movie representative who confirmed the news today also said that the filmmaker will go to Korea at the end of April to choose a female lead.
American filmmaker Young Lee plans for the movie to have a worldwide release, so the dialogue of the movie will be in English. Alongside the acting and dancing Jay will be doing for the movie, it has also been reported that he will also sing for the movie’s OST,
Son Dambi had been originally cast as the main character for the movie, but withdrew from the project after delays that occurred due to the economic recession in the US.